Geospatial information, a key element tostrength Europe’s defences against infectiousdiseases: the ECDC experienceESRI Eur...
Aim of the briefing• ECDC and its mission• Current geospatial information available and the context in  which it is used t...
ECDCThe European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), is theEuropean Union agency with the responsibility to ...
GIS TeamGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s              ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences aga...
Current geospatial information availableand context in which it is usedBefore creation of GIS team•   ESRI datasets (VMAP0...
GIS Needs Assessment Report                        GIS (Core Function at ECDC)     Monitoring         Early warning Outbre...
Surveillance  •   Identify spatial trends of diseases  •   Retrospective analysis  •   Descriptive maps  •   Reports for p...
Surveillance                                                                                                              ...
GIS (Core Function at ECDC)     Monitoring         Early warning Outbreak assessment Inputs scientific network       trend...
Epidemic Intelligence  Early warning functions  Monitoring of health events  Follow up of health eventsGeospatial informat...
Epidemic Intelligence    Early warning functions    Monitoring of health events    Follow up of health events.Geospatial i...
Spread of influenza A(H1)/A(H1N1) in  EU/EEA countriesNo                   Week 38/2009reportNoactivitySporadicLocalRegion...
GIS (Core Function at ECDC)     Monitoring         Early warning Outbreak assessment Inputs scientific network       trend...
Response  Outbreak assessment / Risk assessment / Risk analysis  Short Term protection / Prospective analysis             ...
GIS (Core Function at ECDC)     Monitoring         Early warning Outbreak assessment Inputs scientific network       trend...
Scientific Advice /Disease Specific Projects• Links to Environmental / Socio-economic data• Inputs scientific network / ex...
Current known distribution of Aedes aegypti                                                                               ...
Source: http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/0905_TER_Development_of_Aedes_Albopictus_Risk_Maps.pdfGeosp...
Prospective impact of climate change on Aedes albopictus distribution in Europe: minimal impact, long-term change scenario...
The future ….  Enterprise GIS for ECDC  Based on:  1. GIS Needs Assessment Report produced in June 2010  2. Centralized GI...
Enterprise GISECDC MAP MAKER APPLICATION (EMMA)   1st Phase                          2nd Phase               3rd Phase    ...
ECDC MAP MAKER APPLICATION (EMMA)             1st Phase: Disease Mapping Application• Rapid & friendly web application• In...
ECDC MAP MAKER APPLICATION (EMMA)             2nd Phase: Integration with Internal SystemsNew projects•   Creation of spec...
ECDC MAP MAKER APPLICATION (EMMA)             Analytical functionalities, Geoportal capabilities             Harmonization...
ConclusionsSpatial information combined with GIS within Public Health:• Allows managing emergencies: risk assessments, mon...
Thank you for your attention!!!Dr. Virginia Estévez Adán+46 858 60 13 52virginia.estevez@ecdc.europa.euGeospatial informat...
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Geospatial information, a key element to strength Europe´s defences against infectius diseases

  1. 1. Geospatial information, a key element tostrength Europe’s defences against infectiousdiseases: the ECDC experienceESRI European Users Conference Dr. Virginia Estevez, Senior Expert GISOctober 26-28, 2011 Madrid Dr. Lorenzo de Simone, Scientific Officer GIS
  2. 2. Aim of the briefing• ECDC and its mission• Current geospatial information available and the context in which it is used to monitor and respond to current infectious disease threats in Europe• Future development plans to create a centralized GIS platformGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  3. 3. ECDCThe European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), is theEuropean Union agency with the responsibility to strengthen Europesdefences against infectious diseases.MissionTo identify, assess andcommunicate current andemerging threats to humanHealth posed by infectiousdiseases, and to support andhelp coordinate European Unioncountries’ preparedness andresponse capacities.Geospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  4. 4. GIS TeamGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  5. 5. Current geospatial information availableand context in which it is usedBefore creation of GIS team• ESRI datasets (VMAP0): Admin. boundaries, hydrographic network…• Population data from EUROSTAT• Other datasets disperse: Raster/Vector/Tables• Environmental datasets from the European Environment & Epidemiology (E3) networkAfter creation of GIS team• Acquisition of NUTS 0, 1, 2, 3• GAUL data (0,1,2)• In process to collect geo-reference health data• In process to collect a good repository of raster/ vector maps worldwide• Some specific datasets from GISCO geodatabaseGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  6. 6. GIS Needs Assessment Report GIS (Core Function at ECDC) Monitoring Early warning Outbreak assessment Inputs scientific network trends functions Field epidemiology Multidisciplinary approach Health threats Responses Preparedness Surveillance Epidemic Response Scientific Advice / Disease Intelligence Specific Programs i.e. TESSy i.e. EPIs i.e. TTT i.e. E3, VBornet …Geospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  7. 7. Surveillance • Identify spatial trends of diseases • Retrospective analysis • Descriptive maps • Reports for publicationGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  8. 8. Surveillance Joint Zoonosis report (ECDC / EFSA) Source: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/1496.pdfDistribution of Echinococcus spp., E. multilocularis and E. granulosus in humans, 2007-2009Geospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  9. 9. GIS (Core Function at ECDC) Monitoring Early warning Outbreak assessment Inputs scientific network trends functions Field epidemiology Multidisciplinary approach Health threats Responses Preparedness Surveillance Epidemic Response Scientific Advice / DSPs Intelligence i.e. TESSy i.e. EPIs i.e. TTT i.e. E3, VBornet …Geospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  10. 10. Epidemic Intelligence Early warning functions Monitoring of health events Follow up of health eventsGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  11. 11. Epidemic Intelligence Early warning functions Monitoring of health events Follow up of health events.Geospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  12. 12. Spread of influenza A(H1)/A(H1N1) in EU/EEA countriesNo Week 38/2009reportNoactivitySporadicLocalRegionalWide-spread Source: http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/influenza/epidemiological_data/Pages/influenza_activity_EU_EEA_activity_maps.aspxGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  13. 13. GIS (Core Function at ECDC) Monitoring Early warning Outbreak assessment Inputs scientific network trends functions Field epidemiology Multidisciplinary approach Health threats Responses Preparedness Surveillance Epidemic Response Scientific Advice / DSPs Intelligence i.e. TESSy i.e. EPIs i.e. TTT i.e. E3, VBornet …Geospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  14. 14. Response Outbreak assessment / Risk assessment / Risk analysis Short Term protection / Prospective analysis Source: http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/activities/diseaseprogrammes/emerging_and_vector_borne_diseases/PublishingImages/110623_West_Nile_map_2010_high_res.JPGGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  15. 15. GIS (Core Function at ECDC) Monitoring Early warning Outbreak assessment Inputs scientific network trends functions Field epidemiology Multidisciplinary approach Health threats Responses Preparedness Surveillance Epidemic Response Scientific Advice / DSPs Intelligence i.e. TESSy i.e. EPIs i.e. TTT i.e. E3, VBornet …Geospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  16. 16. Scientific Advice /Disease Specific Projects• Links to Environmental / Socio-economic data• Inputs scientific network / expertise• Long term projections• Climatic impact & burden of diseases• Risk mapping & collaboration with external partners of public health arena• Multidisciplinary approachGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  17. 17. Current known distribution of Aedes aegypti June 2011 Source: http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/activities/diseaseprogrammes/emerging_and_vector_borne_diseases/Pages/VBORNET_maps.aspxGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  18. 18. Source: http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/0905_TER_Development_of_Aedes_Albopictus_Risk_Maps.pdfGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  19. 19. Prospective impact of climate change on Aedes albopictus distribution in Europe: minimal impact, long-term change scenario Source: http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/0905_TER_Development_of_Aedes_Albopictus_Risk_Maps.pdfGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  20. 20. The future …. Enterprise GIS for ECDC Based on: 1. GIS Needs Assessment Report produced in June 2010 2. Centralized GIS platform that will support disease mapping, data analysis and data sharing among ECDC experts and potentially to extranet public 3. Compilation of standardized spatial dataGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  21. 21. Enterprise GISECDC MAP MAKER APPLICATION (EMMA) 1st Phase 2nd Phase 3rd Phase Disease Development of Mapping Connection to Other Internal Analytical Functions Application & Geoportal Capabilities SystemsGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  22. 22. ECDC MAP MAKER APPLICATION (EMMA) 1st Phase: Disease Mapping Application• Rapid & friendly web application• Inclusion of an entry data module to facilitate mapping work• Update & edit event data• Elaboration of two types of maps: choropleth & graduated symbols• Possibility to map various spatial resolutions (NUTS)• Customized data classification• Provision of standard GIS toolsGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  23. 23. ECDC MAP MAKER APPLICATION (EMMA) 2nd Phase: Integration with Internal SystemsNew projects• Creation of specific mapping environmentsProjects already ongoing• Development of a mapping interface within their own environments• Inclusion of specific data entry modules to facilitate mapping work• Establishment of map servicesGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  24. 24. ECDC MAP MAKER APPLICATION (EMMA) Analytical functionalities, Geoportal capabilities Harmonization of all GIS modules• Development of spatial analysis techniques: Buffering, cluster detection, etc.• Development of Geoportal functionalities: drag & drop of selected datasets, elaborated maps, map templates, metadata files visualization & editing, etc.• Integration of all mapping applications & functionalities within a common platformGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  25. 25. ConclusionsSpatial information combined with GIS within Public Health:• Allows managing emergencies: risk assessments, monitoring outbreaks, etc...• Contributes to achieving public health objectives• Plays an essential role in publich health communication• Provides scientific evidenceSpatial information at ECDC:• Can be used within a wide diversity of areas: from emergencies to long term predictions• Provides timely information• Is a cost effective resource• Plays a unifying role: Integrates different objectives, projects & expertises within the organizationGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid
  26. 26. Thank you for your attention!!!Dr. Virginia Estévez Adán+46 858 60 13 52virginia.estevez@ecdc.europa.euGeospatial information, a key element to strength Europe’s ESRI European Users ConferenceDefences against infectious diseases: the ECDC experience October 26-28, 2011 Madrid

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